How To: Florence (Part 2)

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Sunset on the Arno

Florence has a three day pass city pass that covers admission into several museums and churches, which is definitely worth it if you plan to do a lot of sight-seeing. Visit the Piazzale Michelangelo to see the best view of Florence, and watch the sunset from one of the bridges overlooking the Arno!

What To See

Duomo and Baptistery 

The Duomo and Baptistery are two of the most iconic buildings in Florence. They are truly remarkable works of architecture and art, located in the Piazza del Duomo.

The Bell Tower

The Bell Tower

Where to Stay

For more economical accommodations, check out Hostel World for the latest and highest-rated hotels and hostels. They provide very honest and helpful reviews on hundreds of different lodgings.

Where To Eat

Gusta Pizza

Gutsa Pizza makes delicious personal size pizzas. Order to go and enjoy your pizza on the steps of St. Spirito Basilica.

Appretivos

Appretivos are something Americans could definitely bring home from Italy. They combine a drink and appetizers for a very reasonable price. Check out this blog on popular and tasty appretivos around the city. Here are some of my favorites:

Obio

They had a delicious selection of salads, pastas, and meats, as well as drinks. The best part is that you can keep coming back for more!

Kitsch

Kitsch had numerous traditional Tuscany dishes, including ingredients such as cheese, beans, and sausage.

Dessert

Gelato

Gelateria La Carraia and La Carraia 2

La Carraia is my favorite place to get gelato in all of Florence. You have to try their “Specialty” and “Cookies” flavors. If you’re a Nutella fan, I recommend their Nutella and Yogurt gelato.

Secret Bakery

Secret Bakeries are like a hidden treasure, they aren’t always easy to find, but it’s worth the search when you do find them! There is one located in the Santa Croce area. Advice: follow your nose!

Bars and Clubs

Yabz

Yabz is a club that you really only need to go to once. They have a cool atmosphere with good dance music, but visitors have a reputation for losing their phones while there. They also give you a drink ticket when you pay 10 euro at the door, however, if you lose the ticket you have to pay 50 euro. Advice: Be careful!

Twice

Twice is a club that is fun with a good group of people. They play a lot of American music, but it’s not necessarily newer music.

Red Garder

Red Garder is a cozy bar with karaoke. Their drinks are expensive, however, so plan ahead!

Shots Café

Shots Café is an ideal place to start your evening. They have reasonable drink deals and play upbeat music.

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As you can tell, Florence has a long list of sights to see and food to eat. Florence is such a wonderful city that you’re bound to fall in love with!

Until Next Week,

Megan

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